will my Orps comb grow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rocketbunni, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. rocketbunni

    rocketbunni Out Of The Brooder

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    shes about 15 weeks, and someone just pointed out he comb is almost non exsistant..is this just because shes still young?
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  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
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    I dont think the breed really has big combs, mine dont. It doesnt mean theyre not healthy or anything, its just genetics. Only the roosters have huge combs, but the hens are pretty small. Shes not gonna have the comb of a leghorn hen is what Im saying. Ug, im sorry, lol. Its early. Tell me if this is making sense.
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will get bigger as they get older/closer to laying eggs.
     
  4. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    are those white feathers?
     
  5. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree, mine are going on four months old and are just starting to get fuller combs. she's very pretty! is she standing in front of a white bird or does she have a white butt?
     
  6. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Quote:LOL!!!
     
  7. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My four BA girls are 13 weeks and look just like your pic, except that their combs/faces are redder. Like another poster said, their combs just don't get all that big, but they will get bigger than what yours is now.
     
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  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Unless she has tail feathers growing out of the middle of her backside, it's another chicken. [​IMG]
     
  9. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO pullets are around 16-18 weeks and their combs look like the one on your pullet. Very small and very pale. But my girls aren't nearly as filled out and pretty as yours. [​IMG]
     
  10. rocketbunni

    rocketbunni Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] LOL yes she has my bantam hiding behind her, cute effect though!!
     

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